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Obama Headlines “Get Out The Enthusiasm Vote” No Steak And No Sizzle

October 10, 2010

President Barack Obama headlines a rally in Philadelphia on Sunday, hoping to re-ignite the type of Democratic enthusiasm that carried him to victory two years ago.

Vice President Joe Biden will join Obama in the Germantown community, where the hip-hop band the Roots will warm up the crowd.

It’s the second of four large rallies designed to recapture some of the big-stage excitement that Obama created in 2008 with stirring speeches to thousands of young and first-time voters. The president spoke to more than 17,000 people last week in Madison, Wis., where many more thousands watched on screens in an overflow area.

Democrats are desperate to close the “enthusiasm gap” that may lead to huge Republican victories on Nov. 2. Obama is telling liberal-leaning voters that there’s no excuse for them to stay home on Election Day.

No steak and now no sizzle…